Best Art Apps

Art apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to play games or gain knowledge related to art and design. Types include drawing tutorial, coloring book, and painting art apps. Art apps are great for those who enjoy looking at or creating artwork.

Last updated 03-29-2017

Learn to Draw Animal
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Learn to Draw Animal

Android

Seller: ColorJoy

35 3.5

Enhance your skills in paper drawing with this simple app for creative people like you. Whether you are an educator, a parent, or a student who wants to draw cute animals quickly, and within minutes, this drawing tool is perfect one for you as it contains all of the step-by-step pictures, tools, and colors fit for an aspiring artist!

Simply follow the detailed process of drawing and coloring - a cute puppy, or a funny toad perhaps? All these adorable animals can be drawn in no time, with no experience or skills needed! Explore the world of color around you, with this app in your hands!

Android
Learn to Draw Animal

Learn to Draw Animal

Free

Pixel Painter - Draw Online
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Pixel Painter - Draw Online

Android

Seller: Dio Alias Games

35 3.5

Do you like pixel games and drawing? If so, then this online multiplayer painting game is for you. There are two ways to play: Draw and Guess, and Battle of Painters.

In Draw and Guess, you will be asked to select a word among three choices. Draw your choice for others to guess. In Battle of Painters, you will be asked to paint based on a given theme. There will be a voting tournament, and the sketch with the most votes win!

You can also unlock your favorite player skin by earning coins. Nine drawing tools, including a pencil and an eraser, are at your disposal so you can freely express your creativity in this fun and relaxing game. Save your proudest works in the gallery!

▲ Draw to your heart's content in this online multiplayer game with two game modes to suit your mood.

▲ Unlock and collect a variety of player skins to change your look!

Android
Pixel Painter - Draw Online

Pixel Painter - Draw Online

Free

FlipaClip - Cartoon animation
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FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

Android

Seller: Visual Blasters LLC

40 4

You may think it impossible to create an impressive, polished animation through a mobile app. This tool, however, may very well challenge the features and capabilities of full-functioning desktop editors! Designed with various editing and animating tools, this software will help you complete commission work or personal projects anytime and anywhere!

Create a video project the hassle-free way: with few, simple taps, you can start editing a draft. You can also see and access all the frames of the project easily or customize the project settings at the top of the screen. Long-press on any of the editing icons on the right side to draw, add text, or fill background colors among many other capabilities. Build and share your movie with anyone after you are done!

▲ Set your project's settings before you create a personal draft.

▲ Work flawlessly on your project by shifting between editing tools.

▲ Build the movie afterwards so you can share it with your friends or co-workers!

Android
FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

Free

ibis Paint X
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ibis Paint X

Android
iOS

Seller: ibis mobile inc.

40 4

Carry a blank canvas anywhere you go and create your artwork with the use of the tools in this drawing and design app. It makes use of layering technology to let you have more control of your drawing. You also have brushes with different kinds of tips to paint or sketch using the colors on the palette. Additionally, you can add textures and filters to give your creativity free rein. You can even tweak the sizes of your work area from small to large!

On the other hand, if you want to work on a ready image, you have the option to import images. Add tones and details to your work with a stroke of your finger. Also, you have the ruler tools to help you with the alignment of the elements of your art. Once done, share your creations with other users. Feel free to view others' work too and see how they created their drawings from scratch!

▲ Create your own artwork using the smart drawing tools available.

▲ Customize your canvas with preset sizes or import your own image.

▲ See the output of others and get a preview of how they made their artwork.

Android
ibis Paint X

ibis Paint X

Free

iOS
ibisPaint X - Speed Painting App

ibisPaint X - Speed Painting App

Free

Paper Airplanes
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Paper Airplanes

Android

Seller: Firefly

35 3.5

Most people know the basic paper airplane design: make dog ears, fold in half, fold down the wings. There is more than one way to design them though, and this app will teach you how with scrolling instructions and YouTube videos!

From the sharp nosed Barracuda to the looped wings of the Whirl, there are more than 15 designs to choose from. Pick according to complexity (easy green to difficult red) or by the number of steps (6 all the way to 23), and get ready to fly. With your chosen plane, slide right to left to go through the steps of building it, and follow the folds!

▲ Learn the correct way of folding, so you can concentrate on your plane.

▲ Choose your airplane, and get read to fold!

Different shapes will normally send a plane through the air differently. Are you folding for speed? Stunts? Or stamina? Test out the different types, check out the "Tips" page for more information, or curl/uncurl the wings to see what happens!

Another way to be scientific about it would be to check different types of papers, and see if there is a difference in flight that way. However, no matter if you are starting your own race, or dive bombing targets - these are fun to make, decorate, and let fly!

Android
Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes

Free

Draw Anime - Manga Tutorials
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Draw Anime - Manga Tutorials

Android

Seller: Musica cristiana, funny images & anime tutorials

35 3.5

Whether you are an absolute beginner hoping to create a manga masterpiece or a skilled artist looking for a few specific pointers, watching videos of pros at work is a great way to learn. This app links to streaming videos of step-by-step tutorials for a myriad of topics for manga artists — many featuring helpful commentary, slow motion, or time lapse content. From characters to coloring, from environments to battle scenes, gain useful advice and apply it to your art!

To find a video covering a topic you want to learn, scroll up and down in the main menu. Tap on a descriptive link, and immediately access a YouTube video by a skilled artist covering a theme or point. Touch the expand icon to watch the video in full-screen mode. Pause, rewind, or fast forward any time to focus on what you want to learn!

▲ Learn the basics or focus on your weak points: tap on categorized videos in the main menu.

▲ Watch artists create manga characters from scratch, and see if you can’t pick up a few pointers.

▲ Pause any time to focus on a scene; skip back or ahead if you missed something crucial.

Get your bases covered with almost 100 videos featuring a variety of anatomical topics and manga-specific themes! If there isn’t something featured that you would like to learn, drop the team a line via the “Feedback” link and request a specific lesson!

Compared to many “how to draw manga” apps, this tool presents the unique angle of teaching a variety of crucial components of drawing — not just characters, but flora, fauna, and fashion as well. Watch artists in action, internalize their advice, and see your own skill improve through perseverance and dedication!

Android
Draw Anime - Manga Tutorials

Draw Anime - Manga Tutorials

Free

How to Draw 3D and Illusions
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How to Draw 3D and Illusions

Android

Seller: Upp

35 3.5

A ball floating on top of a piece of paper. Holes that seemingly drop down for all eternity. A venomous snake ready to strike at unsuspecting prey. As intense as these themes may sound, they are are just a few of the things you can learn to draw on paper. With the help of several tutorial videos, you can make believable optical illusions.

Objects that seem to be sitting on a table turn out to be well made drawings that are angled properly. Paper that seems to bend in places that didn't seem possible. Complex tattoo patterns of different powerful creatures. Pick from various choices ranging from 3D drawings, illusions, and even intricate tattoo patterns.

▲Easy to learn tutorials in easy to find tabs.

▲Tutorials range from 3D images, Illusion drawings, Tattoo designs, and even body painting.

▲The app seamlessly loads Youtube, making videos easy to access.

All the videos are linked to Youtube; this allows you to save or bookmark videos so you can watch them later or if ever you don't have your phone available. Each of these videos are sped up to a pace that the viewer can still learn without the chances of letting their attention slip away.

Different kind of artists will find the tutorial videos worth their while and open up new possibilities for their skills. Even those who are new to art could learn from the videos. Additionally, you don't need any fancy tools to make these: the most you need are pencils, papers, and erasers. So why don't you let your creative juices flow — check out this tutorial today!

Android
How to Draw 3D and Illusions

How to Draw 3D and Illusions

Free

CamellaJones
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December 9, 2016

Well, honestly it's just a collection of YouTube videos, but it's nice that they are catgorized. The art tutorials themselves are pretty hard, but that's normal for art I think!

Colorfy - Coloring Book Free
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Colorfy - Coloring Book Free

Android
iOS

Seller: Fun Games For Free

35 3.5

When the office has got you stressed out, blow off some steam with this therapeutic coloring book. A calm will come over you as you color in detailed gardens, animals, mandalas, and more.

Once your picture is selected, choose from the various themed color palettes, such as "Autumn," or "Lullaby." The app will then auto-fill the section you select with a chosen color, keeping everything within the lines!

No matter how short or long your break is, there is always time to gain inspiration from the "Get Inspired" section. Here, you can see other book-coloring artists' works!

▲ Identify the exact shade you want, with previously used colors displayed above the palette to help keep workflow smooth.

▲ Select a theme that resonates with your mood.

▲ See how other artists have colored or captured images, and let them influence your next piece!

Pull out your device's camera and start searching for your own compositions. The app will render the image into black and white, creating your own custom coloring page! The next time you see a beautiful flower budding from the concrete sidewalk, capture the moment and color it in.

Artists of all skill levels can appreciate and enjoy the vast content and freedom to design within this app. Bring peace to your everyday, and life to your coloring book!

Android
Colorfy - Coloring Book Free

Colorfy - Coloring Book Free

Free

iOS
Colorfy: Coloring Book for Adults - Free

Colorfy: Coloring Book for Adults - Free

Free

Canvas Tutor - artist trainer
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Canvas Tutor - artist trainer

Android

Seller: Pimentoso

35 3.5

Feel down and upset with your poor artistic skills? No worries! With the help of this sketching app, improving your ability will be made easier! Learning is a process, and this app will help speed that up!

Develop your skills through plenty of exercises. You are tasked to complete a different quest each day. Once you complete a task, you will gain points in the different disciplines such as anatomy, backgrounds, inkings, and more. Allowing your avatar to grow just like you. If you don't exercise, you won't improve!

▲ Read the short and guiding quest description.

▲ Complete an objective each day to make your avatar into a fully-grown girl!

▲ Track your progress across different disciplines in the My Progress tab.

Prepare your pencil and paper for your learning session with this educational app! Myriads of activities will definitely mold your skills, from creating a fantasy character with clothes, weapons, and accessories to inking character's faces.

Read the description of every quest to be guided. If you are really tired. grab some on-screen motivation from the lovely assistants!

Android
Canvas Tutor - artist trainer

Canvas Tutor - artist trainer

Free

Colorful Bracelets
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Colorful Bracelets

Android
iOS

Seller: Digitaran

35 3.5

Rainbow looms have become a popular children's toy, and a great hobby for those who love making personal accessories. You can start off your journey into this artistic crafting process using the step-by-step instructions, from simple bracelets to more intricate pieces.

With this app, you can begin your new hobby quickly and easily. A list of the materials you need can be found on the app as well as a beginner's tutorial.

Navigation in the app is easy, simply tap on the screen to open up the options in the menu. The main menu contains "Bracelets, step by step." Look for the items you might need to use in "Materials." Facts about Rainbow Loom in "Do you know?", and helpful videos in "Tutorials." Conveniently accessible on your phone, you can start your crafts whenever you want to.

▲ Learn to create colorful rubber bands - with or without looms - in easy to follow steps.

▲ Watch video tutorials carefully selected across the internet for more creative ideas.

▲ Find the materials you need and create a quick shopping list!

Start creating your wonderful bracelets with the step-by-step tutorial. Here, the app will teach you how to make these colorful accessories with or without a loom. Learn to create "Combined Knot," "Starburst," and "Fishtail," just a few of the designs featured in this app! Each design has their own unique patterns that are pleasant to the eye, and quite fashionable to wear.

Craft some vibrant patterned bracelets for everyone you love! Teach your friends the joys of making these small trinkets, trade them, and embrace these mini masterpieces. By learning from these tutorials, you will become a rainbow loom artisan in no time!

Android
Colorful Bracelets

Colorful Bracelets

Free

iOS
Colorful Bracelets : Rainbow Loom

Colorful Bracelets : Rainbow Loom

Free